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celibate
used in The Bluest Eye

2 uses
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Definition
abstaining from (i.e., never having) sexual intercourse

or:

an unmarried person who has taken a religious vow of chastity
  • Celibacy was a haven, silence a shield.
    4 — Spring (78% in)
  • The women of the town early discovered his celibacy, and not being able to comprehend his rejection of them, decided that he was supernatural rather than unnatural.
    4 — Spring (85% in)

There are no more uses of "celibate" in The Bluest Eye.

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